Test ordering in an evidence free zone: Rates and associations of Australian general practice trainees' vitamin D test ordering
Amanda Tapley, Parker Magin, Simon Morgan, Kim Henderson, John Scott, Allison Thomson, Neil Spike, Lawrie McArthur, Mieke van Driel, Patrick McElduff, Billie Bonevski
JOURNAL OF EVALUATION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE | WILEY | Published : 2015
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Indiscriminate health screening is increasingly seen as being problematic. In particular, vitamin D testing rates are increasing rapidly despite recommendations against population screening. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of vitamin D testing among family practice/general practitioner (GP) trainees and to establish associations of this testing. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis of data from the ReCEnT (Registrars Clinical Encounters in Training) cohort study. The setting was GP practices in four Australian states. Data from 60 consecutive consultations per trainee were recorded each 6-month training term (up to four terms). RESULTS: Vitam..View full abstract
There was no External Funding for the project. The project was funded by the participating educational organisations: General Practice Training Valley to Coast, the Victorian Metropolitan Alliance, General Practice Training Tasmania and Adelaide to Outback GP Training Program. These organisations are funded by the Australian Government.